I know it is correct to say "contro di lui", but "contro il nemico". Why? Is it because in the first case the object is a pronoun and in the second case it is a noun?


1 Answer 1


Yes, when using it with a personal pronoun you need to use the preposition "di", while with a noun you can use it with an article or even without, if it's a first name.

  • Contro DI lui (personal pronoun)
  • Contro UN ragazzo (noun)
  • Contro Luca (first name)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.